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Nursing

Be part of a growing healthcare industry and provide essential services for your community. Gaining a strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease and health; you will work directly with patients and health service clients to provide care and treatments, empowering people with the knowledge to make healthier life choices. A qualification at CIT will put you on track for a rewarding career as an enrolled nurse.

Throughout training you will learn to implement basic nursing care, assess client's health and analyse health related information. You will also learn how to administer and monitor medications and care for older clients, acute care clients and people with mental health conditions, develop effective communication skills and understand how to work within legal and ethical parameters.

You will complete clinical placements offered in areas such as: acute care, aged care, mental health rehabilitation, community nursing, primary health and palliative care.

With a simulated hospital environment on campus and industry placement, you will graduate with the knowledge and experience to work across a range of settings, of making an invaluable contribution to any health care team.

Diploma of Nursing Information

Applications open and information sessions now scheduled for September 2018 intake.

  • Application Process
    • 1. Apply online
    • 2. Sit the online literacy and numeracy assessment - a link will be emailed through to you after you apply with instructions on how to complete this or provide evidence of Year 12 Certificate as below
    • 3. Pre-entry meeting invitations will be sent on successful completion of the literacy and numeracy assessment– invitations to pre-entry meetings are sent in order of application
    • 4. At the pre-entry meeting you will receive information on the Diploma of Nursing and you will complete a written task
    • 5. Your entry requirement documents will be considered prior to place offers being made
    • 6. Enrol into the Diploma of Nursing.
  • Entry Requirements:

    Evidence of the required level of Literacy and Numeracy

    • Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program. This can be demonstrated by providing evidence of:
    • completing Year 12 English and Maths (within the last 10 years at an accredited or tertiary level), with at least a 'C' grade average.
    • OR
    • Successful completion of the CIT Literacy and Numeracy assessment (ACSF Level 3 - 4).
  • English Language Skills Requirements

    Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting at least one of the English language standards listed below prior to enrolment:

    • 1. At least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.
    • 2. 4 years* (full time equivalent) of education taught and assessed in English, in any of the recognised countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom). NOTE: CIT will only accept the following:
      • - vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
      • - tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
      • - combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
      • - tertiary education taught and assessed in English
    • 3. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results:
      • - from one test sitting, or
      • - a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • - you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
      • - you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
      • - no score in any component of the test is below 6.5
    • 4. OET. We will only accept test results:
      • - from one test sitting, or
      • - a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
            - you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
            - you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
            - no score in any component of the test is below C.
    • 5. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results:
      • - from one test sitting, or
      • - a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
            - a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
            - you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
            - no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58
    • 6. TOEFL iBT. We will only accept test results:
      • - from one test sitting, or
      • - a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • - a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and
            - no score in any of the sections is below:
            - 20 for listening
            - 19 for reading
            - 24 for writing, and
            - 20 for speaking
    • For more information please refer to the English language skills registration standard policy for nurses and midwives on the http://www.ahpra.gov.au/
  • Assessment results
    • An ACSF level 3- 4 is required in the literacy and numeracy assessment.
    • Applicants with unsuccessful assessment results will be advised of recommended support classes available.
  • Literacy and numeracy support classes:
    • Please contact Jeremy on 6207 4872 to discuss literacy and numeracy support classes.
    • Numeracy and literacy support classes have fees attached.
  • Clinical Placement Requirements:

    Applicants are required to provide certified copies of the below when invited to attend a pre-entry meeting

    • 1. Current First Aid Certificate - HLTAID003
    • 2. Police Check from the Australian Federal Police - must be a "Code 13" Disabled Care provider/worker or Hospital Employment www.afp.gov.au
    • 3. Letter of fitness to work as a nurse from your General Practitioner - please use GP letter template below
    • 4. Immunisation records, including recent evidence of immunity to or proof of vaccination for: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), hepatitis B with titre, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (immunisation within last 10 years).
    • 5. Tuberculosis (TB) screening from the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Level 2 of Building 1 at The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran ACT.
    • 6. Current Working with Vulnerable People Check
    • 7. Please note that a positive police check may prevent Industry Placement and therefore affect your progress in the course. Please discuss this with the Diploma of Nursing Coordinator.
    • 8. Students must be 18 years of age at commencement of the Diploma of Nursing program.

      Immunisation information should be compiled in a NSW Health Student Vaccination Card
  • Registration standards for Enrolled Nurses: English language skills
    • From 1 July 2015, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.
    • All applicants are strongly encouraged to access and read the information about the registrations requirements at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/.

Course List

Description Delivery AA/ ASBA
Diploma Nursing
HLT54115
FT PT        
Statement of Attainment training Introduction to Nursing [from HLT]
PT
Statement of Attainment training Introduction to Nursing (Health Services) [from HLT]
PT

AA | ASBA - these courses are available as apprenticeships, traineeships or Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs). See above for availability, or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or infoline@cit.edu.au.

Delivery - FT = Full-time, PT = Part-time, ON = Online, FL = Flexible.